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National Library Wellington

70 Molesworth Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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If you have an idea to reduce carbon emissions, build resilience to climate change in Wellington or, if you want to use your skills on projects that can. Join us at Climathon Wellington!

Climathon is a fast-paced global 24 hour challenge, taking place simultaneously in over 100 cities around the world.

You will be part of a small and diversly talented group in Wellington taking an informed approach to building and testing solutions to Wellingtons biggest climate resilience challenges, and making the most of the opportunity that the green growth economy (valued at NZ$6 trillion in 2009) presents.

The Climathon Wellington Challenges for 2018 are;

  1. What waste can become a resource? Let's grow the circular economy of Wellington!

  2. What does Wellington need to create a sustainable food network?

  3. How can we reduce air transport emissions in Wellington?

You will have access to;

  • Expert design thinking and startup consultants to help you get the most out of the 24 hours

  • Industry and knowledge leaders in the space to call on

  • The latest information at your fingertips

  • Free massages and yoga

  • Prizes that support new ideas to take the next step;

    • A place in the Victoria Uni Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (valued at over $7,500)

    • Workshops with professional business advisors to progress the idea.

    • More to come!

Climathon is perfect for people who enjoy creating solutions to complex challenges that have the potential to create huge positive environmental and economic impacts here in Wellington and abroad.

Our goal is to support you to make this city of ours even better. You will be fed, there will be massage therapists on site and even a yoga session (all free) to keep your brain in peak flow.

If you have an idea or want to offer your skills to be a part of this small and specialised group, book now.

*Passes are limited and this event has been full for the past two years.*

Co-hosted by Wellington City Council and Victoria University, Climathon Wellington (passes valued at $150) is free to participate in.


Do we get to sleep?

Yes! Definately. On Friday night we send you home at 10pm and see you back early on Saturday morning to get testing. It's a good question though, some Climathons around the world go all night! We want to look after your brains to make sure nothing but brilliance arises.

Is Yoga and Massage Free?

Of course! We will have massage therapists onsite for a limited time on Saturday. All you need to do is sign up for a massage on the day and enjoy.

Yoga session will happen at lunchtime on Saturday and all you need to do is join in.

We often have last minute, fun and free activities and services that come up on the day as well.


There is an abundance of parking around the library and near parliament. The Train station is just down the road and Mevo will also be operating. Bikes are also warmly welcomed.


There is a lift and ramps for accessibility at the venue. Please make contact with the organisers to let us know what your needs are so we can make sure they are met.

Will there be food?

There will be snacks provided for Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday lunch time and we are actively working to ensure heartier options will be available to fulfil your every desire.

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